Aurifil Artisan Application 2019

We are thrilled to announce the opening of applications for our 2019 Aurifil Artisans team!

Now entering into its third year, our Artisan team has always been comprised of a remarkable mix of talented quilters and sewists who are active in promoting and sharing their creative passion. We are looking for those magical unicorns who not only take pride in their work and strive for innovation but have managed to harness that creative power in a way that both engages and educates our thriving community. We’re looking at you — the movers and shakers, community builders, rule-breakers, social media heroes, and education masters. We want to partner to share our common love of thread and all of the wonderful and unique things that can be accomplished with its widespread and creative use.

Thread Weight & Garment Construction by 2018 Artisan Tighe Flanagan

The Artisan team is open to makers worldwide. It is important to us that the team represent our full community in a way that celebrates its diversity and applauds all the wonderful differences. The program runs from May 2019 to May 2020 – a full year of strong collaboration!

Artisans selected for this year’s team will receive an exclusive care package, including a sampling of all of our threads. Been itching to try embroidery with our 12wt? Let’s come up with a plan! Want to see how well our Forty3 works for that jacket you’ve been wanting to sew? We’re ready! After the initial package, we’ll work together to make sure that your project thread needs are met on a case by case basis.

This year, we’re stepping it up a notch and we’ve got ideas for challenges, showcases, guest posts, social takeovers, and more. We have plans to partner with a handful of revered industry players to provide additional tools and samples. Artisans are encouraged to join our closed Facebook Group, which offers a wonderful and supportive space to share projects, ask questions, get opinions, or solicit tips.

Shivarajyabhishek  by Shruti Dandekar

Does this all sound like something that might fit with your vision for the year? We have created an application that can be reviewed, filled out, and submitted below. UPDATE: The application deadline has been extended to the 15th of April, and those selected will be contacted and announced shortly thereafter.

We are so excited to meet you all. While we know we will want to work with every single applicant, we do have limited space, and we will need to be selective in this process. Applicants will be evaluated only on scope of work, social reach, social engagement, and visual presentation.

Aurifil is a family company whose success has been made possible thanks to our team’s diverse mix of genders, religions, races, ages, physical abilities, linguistic differences, socio-economic statuses, and cultural backgrounds. We provide equal opportunities to all applicants and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type.

If you have any other questions, please fee free to reach out to me at

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